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Inside the Nail-Biting Quest to Find the ‘Loneliest Whale’

It is a tale of sound: the song of a solitary whale that vocalizes at a unique frequency of 52 hertz, which no other whale—as the story goes—can seemingly understand.It is also a tale about science and ocean life, laced with fantasy and mystery and mostly shrouded in darkness.The whale, who is of unknown species and nicknamed “52,” was originally discovered in 1989 and has been intermittently tracked by scientists ever since...

September 28, 2021 — Pakinam Amer
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